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...on the side

BY THONG VAN
@ VOL 53 ON JUN 25, 2008

Graphic Designer Thong Van, based in Tokyo shows us his other passion.

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The Twelve Silos of Urban Sustainability

BY JASON DELAMBRE
@ VOL 10 ON FEB 05, 2013

Jason Delambre examines the twelve infrastructural silos preventing movement from 20th century cities to 21st century sustainable cities. These twelve silos represent the existing challenges, but also, through their combined synergies, they are the keys to overcoming those challenges.

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American Sign Language

BY HOLLY BEAN
@ VOL 3 ON SEP 20, 2013

Holly Bean, after deciding that languages such as Spanish and French were too difficult, decided to study American Sign Language in college. This became a major turning point in her life. After learning sign language, becoming an interpreter, and experiencing the euphoria of helping deaf people communicate, she wanted to do more. She now runs outreach programs for the American Sign Language Organization.

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Hand-painted Signs

BY OSCAR BARRETO
@ VOL 9 ON OCT 12, 2012

Presented by the collective Populardelujo, Oscar Barreto is one of the few hand-painted signs craftsmen left in our digital era. With great courage and self-confidence, Oscar not only charmed the entire audience with his colorful stories, but also awarded us with an unexpected interpretation of a popular tune in his recorder.

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Sign Painting's Resurgence

BY JOE SWEC
@ VOL 18 ON NOV 21, 2013

Sign painter and designer Joe Swec speaks on his life, his projects, and his aging (or flourishing?) medium. He discusses the typographic elements found in his work, the challenges he confronted, and the renaissance of sorts that he believes is occuring in reference to his style. 

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The Power of Observation

BY BOB HAMBLY
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 27, 2013

Bob Hambly examines the topic of observation – how we've become visually complacent, how we are manipulated to see certain things, how important it is to have good observational skills, and how we can go about improving them. This is something we can all get better at. And the better we get at observing, the better we will get at generating creative ideas.

"Presentation of the Day" on January 23, 2014.

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Hand-Painted Signs in the 21st Century

BY DOUGIE KERR
@ VOL 27 ON NOV 05, 2013

Dougie Kerr is considered a Toronto legend, and he has been painting signs since the 60s. When he first moved to Canada in the 70s, his first job was painting totem poles. He is now one of the two only sign-makers at Honest Ed's, the most iconic department store in Toronto. He does a variety of in-store signage, sometimes producing 40-50 hand-painted signs a day. 

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Sign Painting: Craft or Design?

BY ALARIC GARNIER
@ VOL 9 ON AUG 01, 2013

Sign painter and typography designer Alaric Garnier discusses his research around the vernacular of lettering via the publications he's designed as well as his work on the May Gallery visual identity. He speaks about his struggle to define his work as that of craft or design, and the conclusions he's arrived at. 

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Sick, Sad Nashville

BY RON YEARWOOD
@ VOL 11 ON FEB 19, 2014

Urban designer Ron Yearwood presents the less glamorous parts of Nashville and the negative impacts of poorly designed infrastructure and sprawl. He emphasizes the importance of incorporating crosswalks at busy intersections, and explains that effecting change takes community involvement and participation. 

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Signs of the Times

BY SHINOBU MACHIDA
@ コメ展 X PECHAKUCHA ON APR 19, 2014

Illustrious collector Shinobu Machida returns, this time with a set of photos depicting traditional Japanese shop signs. Beautifully crafted and hewn from timber, bronze, and gold, the ornate work is certainly something to gape at. 

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Keeping Up with the PechaKucha Site

As you may have noticed, there have been some changes on the website over the past week or so. We now have a social media menu bar at the top of the site (in black) where you can sign up for our new Facebook Fan page and our new Twitter feed (pechakucha). You can also register on the site, so that you can then log in and manage your global or city newsletters, comment on presentations, and more -- be a part of the creative PechaKucha network! We're hoping these features will be invaluable in allowing you to stay up to date with what is happening as we approach the February 20th "Global PechaKucha Night for Haiti." Sign up, PechaKucha needs you! And to clear things up about the Twitter feed, since we now have two. The new Twitter feed -- simply "pechakucha" -- will become the vital news feed. Thanks go out to Brett Stilwell of PKN Boston for helping to sort that out. The old feed --''pechakuchanight'' -- will remain the auto-tweet for events only, tweeting automatically 8 hours before an event.

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Simon Wallis

Today's presentation comes to us from PechaKucha Night in Leeds Vol. 3, with The Hepworth Wakefied director Simon Wallis talking about the new art gallery, located in Yorkshire.

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Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan Mini-site Launches

As you'll notice if you've stopped by the front page of the PechaKucha site, we have now launched the Global PechaKucha Day - Inspire Japan mini-site. Please take a look to find out more about what the event is all about, how it got its name ("Inspire Japan"), and what you can do to participate. Right now the site is just filled with text about the event, but over the coming days and weeks, it will be updated with more info on what cities are participating and special presentations recorded specificially with this event in mind -- it's also where, on the day of the event (April 16) you'll find all the streams for the cities that are able to do so. For press enquiries, please use our regular press contact address -- we will also have banners prepared that you can use to put up on any site, to help spread the word.

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New Presentations Up on the Site

We've just uploaded five new presentations to the site, all recorded at last week's PechaKucha Night in Tokyo Vol. 83 -- the full list of presenters appears on the official event page. You'll find links for each below, and above, an image from Craig Yamashita's presentation.Craig Yamashita - "Lettering in Mexico"David Pollard - "Just Don't Do It"Daisuke Sugawara - "New Apartment Room"Miwa Worral - "Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale"Ryo Shimizu - "New Alphabet Letters Based on Chinese Characters"

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Drawn Lines, A Traffic Sign and Typographic Design, and PKN Singapore Illustrated

Presentations In her presentation (from PKN Hyderabad Vol. 9), Lasya Moronica shares some of the very detailed and complex line drawings she produces.  Jiri Toman is a young graphic artist, and in his presentation (in Czech, from PKN Usti nad Labem Vol. 2) he talks about his diploma project. He completely redesigned traffic signs, and designed a special font. He also shares his other typographic work. Posters We have four new posters on the Tumblr blog today, starting with PKN Bari Vol. 1 (pictured above). You'll also find posters for tonight's PKN Bratislava Vol. 20, PKN Bogota Vol. 9, and PKN Aalen Vol. 12.  Event Report How's this for a great event report, courtesy of PKN Singapore organizer Jon Siegel (on the recent Vol. 5): "One of our audience members [Bernie Quah], without us noticing, illustrated every speaker that night along with notes and posted it to Issuu." Calendar It's a big Thursday (September 20), with the following 10 PKNs on tap: PKN Maastricht Vol. 15, PKN Blue Mountains Vol. 3, PKN Miami Vol. 17, PKN Hamptons Vol. 1, PKN Valencia Vol. 14, PKN Winnipeg Vol. 11, PKN Whangarei Vol. 14, PKN Malaga Vol. 1, PKN Aarhus Vol. 14, and PKN Bratislava Vol. 20. Tomorrow, you'll find the following 3 events: PKN Lucerne Vol. 5, PKN Vancouver Vol. 23, and PKN Gisborne Vol. 10.

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Six Hundred

Six-hundred is a big number. There are about 2800 cities on this planet with populations of 150,000 or more. For this reason that we're proud to announce we have now hit yet another exciting landmark: 600 cities of PechaKucha! Running events in that many locations worldwide is no small feat, and we have our superbly talented organizers and presenters out there to thank for it all!  2013 looks to be a whirlwind of a year for PechaKucha -- along with this accomplishment we've launched our amazing new web presence, our hyper-real network of creators continues to grow -- and we're just getting started. 

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"A Bite-Sized Idea Medley"

Argentina's own English-based online news source the Argentina Independent recently featured a recap of PKN Buenos Aires Vol. 29, and had a bit of this to say: Presenter Natalia Nasep, of Cine en movimiento, an organisation that aims to provide the means and equipment for disadvantaged children to express themselves by making films and documentaries about the world around them, described her experience. “It was difficult, honestly, to choose 20 images to tell the story of our whole project, our process, but after that, we followed through with the point that we wanted to convey with the presentation and it worked out.” As well as: Attending a PechaKucha night is the perfect way to jump right into a new city and uncover a dozen different creative projects happening within, meet people, or to just get a quick infusion of inspiration directly into your veins. I can’t recommend it enough. Check out the full Argentina Independent article here. (photo credit: BlueVertigo)

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Sip the Spectacular

"What is it about wine that brings out the romance of everyday life?" Andrea Fricke poetically describes the wonders of wine. It has accompanied her through her most joyous, catastrophic, and dramatic parts of her life. In "Sip the Spectacular" from PKN Bemidji Vol. 19, a good wine can illicit heat and passion, but she encourages us to kick back sometimes, and just enjoy the uncorking.

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Eric Siu

PechaKucha Night Vol. 113 is just under a week away (on Wednesday, April 30) and so over the next few days we'll be highlighting the presenters. We kick it off with media artist Eric Siu, who will talk about his head-covering Touchy human camera. ペチャクチャナイトVol.113まであと一週間(4月30日)そして数日後よりプレゼンテーターのハイライトを始めます。まず初めにメディアアーティストEric SiuのヘッドカバーするTouchy human cameraから。